AND MY MOTHER CRIED, POETRY ANTHOLOGY
Imagine a world without beings powerful enough to grieve? There is pain that swallows light and warmth, and pain armored for century-long wars. And My Mother Cried invites poets to provide lessons in the harvest and weaponization of sorrow. Up to 5 poems per submission.
What We’re NOT Looking For:
Flowery, existential ramblings on the idea of grief
Instructional sermons on how to heal pain
Please Be Advised:
Documents must be formatted with double-spacing, 1-inch margins, and 12-point Times New Roman or Courier font. DO NOT include images, illustrations, or graphics. Submissions that do not meet these formatting requirements may be disqualified.
We do not censor submitted content, we ask only for honesty.
We DO NOT consider work that has been previously published.
Given our extensive review process, we DO NOT permit simultaneous submissions.
If we determine a phone interview will provide more context to your work, we will reach out by email first to schedule one.
DO NOT inquire about the status of your submission until 5 weeks after the closure of the submission form.
READING FEE: $5
MINIMUM COMPENSATION: $75
READING PERIOD: October 31, 2018 - March 31, 2019